Back to School

Back to School


Be an All-Star Classroom Parent

Be an All-Star Classroom Parent

Emily Buckley, editor in chief Volunteering in your children’s classroom is a wonderful opportunity for parents to serve, get involved with their child, and get to know his or her teacher and peers. Whether you are a first-time classroom helper, or a seasoned veteran,...

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Routine for Success

Routine for Success

Frank Schofield, Superintendent, Logan City School District For many families, summer months are significantly more relaxed than the school year, and children enjoy more flexibility in their schedules. The transition from the comparatively unstructured schedule of...

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Seven Tips for a Successful School Year

Seven Tips for a Successful School Year

Jenda Nye, public information specialist & webmaster, Cache County School District Create a partnership with your child's teachers. Take advantage of opportunities like back-to-school night, parent-teacher conferences, and classroom events to get to know your child’s...

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Peer Pressure: How to Help Your Child Cope

Peer Pressure: How to Help Your Child Cope

  Schae Richards, community editor The beginning of a new school year can be an exciting time for many students; however, some students come face-to-face with every parent’s worst enemy: peer pressure. Jaynan Chancellor, a school counselor for Lincoln and Millville...

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Grilled Peach Sundae

Grilled Peach Sundae

This is one of my favorite, healthy, summertime desserts. By grilling the peach, you caramelize some of the natural sugars, making it extra yummy. Top that with a little Greek yogurt and honey, and you have an amazing dessert! It comes together in minutes with 7 grams...

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School Supply Drive

School Supply Drive

Local dental care providers are partnering with Little Lambs Foundation for Kids for an annual school supply drive. All donations will go to children in emergency shelters, transitioning into foster care, and children who otherwise would not have the proper supplies...

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Beat the Back-to-School Blues

Beat the Back-to-School Blues

Ryan Greene, psychologist, Cache School District It’s typical to see almost every student experience back-to-school anxiety on some level. In most cases, especially at the start of transition years (kindergarten, middle school, high school, etc.), it’s common for...

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Step Forward with Safe Routes to School

Step Forward with Safe Routes to School

Karlie Mitchell, community health educator, Bear River Health Department Walking to school is good for a child’s body. It contributes to up to two thirds of the recommended amount of daily physical activity. Walking or biking to school is also a fun and great way to...

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Back to School Prep: Are You Missing Something?

Back to School Prep: Are You Missing Something?

Michael Cole, OD, Child and Family EyeCare Center It’s hard to believe, but another school year is here. While children focus on clothes and supplies like iPads and laptops, it’s the parents’ job to ensure their child begins the school year with all their supplies....

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Five Habits to Give Kids a Head Start

Five Habits to Give Kids a Head Start

Jenny Mathews, contributing writer Encouraging the development of a few smart habits is a great way to give your child a head start to success in school. When these habits are already in place, there is more room in your child’s life for creativity and play. 1. Read...

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Six Back-to-School Safety Tips

Six Back-to-School Safety Tips

BreeAnn Silcox, coalition coordinator, Safe Kids Bear River Back to school is a busy time for families. With school supplies, new clothes and sports tryouts, parents may not think about safety issues. Safe Kids Bear River wants to remind parents to teach their kids...

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Three Ways to Achieve Better School-Life Balance

Three Ways to Achieve Better School-Life Balance

Frank Schofield, superintendent, Logan City School District As we progress through a new school year, we are often faced with the challenge of helping our children balance the various tasks placed in front of them. Even positive activities like arts, athletics and...

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Building Relationships with Your Kids

Building Relationships with Your Kids

I have a love-hate relationship with back to school. While I’m ready to get back into a routine, and excited about the new things the kids will learn, I hate that it also means less quality time with my kids. Back to school for most of us means more than just...

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Bully-Proofing Your Child

Bully-Proofing Your Child

Jordyn Haroldson, contributing writer  Back-to-school means shopping for school supplies, getting back into a routine and… dealing with bullies. One in four children report being bullied during the school year, according to the National Bullying Prevention Center....

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On the Move: School Road Safety

On the Move: School Road Safety

Christie Stock, president, Discount Tire With the new school year brings a whole new set of dangers. There is a constant flow of school buses picking up children, kids on their bikes rushing to school, and parents trying to get their kids to school and themselves to...

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Five Easy Life Hacks for Back to School

Five Easy Life Hacks for Back to School

Jenny Mathews, contributing writer While sending the kids back to their “pencils, books and teachers’ dirty looks” means a greater likelihood of peace and quiet during the day and the return of a daily routine. It also means lunch-packing, carpooling, morning and...

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